The Iranian Regime Structure and Women's Rights

A public lecture by Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, Harvard University, delivered on January 14, 2008, as part of the Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran.

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Duration: 43:26

Fatemeh Haghighatjoo is a human rights activist and former parliamentarian in the 6th Majils (2000 to 2004). She is currently a Fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. During her time in parliament, she was renowned as an articulate and fearless advocate of human rights and women's rights in particular. She writes extensively on human rights and has also published on educational and sociological issues. She has previously held professorships at Tehran University and Shahid Behesti University, and was a fellow at MIT's Center for International Relations.


This lecture is part of the Center's Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran.